North Mariner — In A Class of Its Own

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The new supply vessel North Mariner is the first British-ordered vessel to be built to DNV's new environmental class. Companies, organizations and the public at large are now realizing the importance of limiting ships' emissions to the air and sea that have the potential of adversely affecting the environment. This focus has caused a trend among leading companies of implementing an environmental management system.

Assigning a DNV environmental class notation such as CLEAN or CLEAN DESIGN tells the market something about a company's environmental performance and efforts and addresses issues such as reducing the amount of waste produced and emissions to the air and sea.

This new Platform Survey Vessel (PSV), named North Mariner, was designed and built in Norway to Det Norske Veritas' main class notation ( + 1A1) and new voluntary CLEAN class notation. It will be commissioned to join Gulf Offshore's worldwide fleet of supply vessels.

Gulf Offshore currently operates/manages 33 vessels in the North Sea, 13 vessels in Singapore, three in Brazil and three in West Africa, and is still expanding. Further new ships will be commissioned this year. In providing offshore marine services, primarily to companies involved in the offshore exploration and production of oil and natural gas, Gulf Offshore is committed to delivering a safe, environmentally clean and costeffective service.

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